good Samaritan law

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good′ Samar′itan law`

a law exempting from liability physicians or others who aid strangers in grave physical distress.

Good Samaritan Law

n. Ley del buen samaritano, protección legal al facultativo o a otras personas que prestan ayuda médica en casos de emergencia.
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60) In particular, Cardinal Moran interfered with the Good Samaritan Rule, excising Benedictine precepts.
The jury instruction in the case quoted the good Samaritan rule adopted by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which "requires one who voluntarily assumes a duty that is necessary for the protection of another to exercise ordinary care in the performance of the duty, if the circumstances are such that the failure to do so increases the risk of harm to another""